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no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
. we will see how much. >>> these are gloomy times for stephen strasbourg. we will go live to fairfax where those is training camp is in full swi >>> we have a similar for reader's digest subscribers. people are getting $2,600 checks in the mail, and letter advising them to cash the check and send it to an address in washington state for exchange -- in washington state in exchange for more money. the bank will eventually catch the error. by then, it is too late. reader's digest says it would never ask winners to collect a prize. >>> you never hear a lot of stories about economic prosperity of. >> the number of hispanic business owners has shot up. >> we have seen incredible growth over the last five years. from an hispanic perspective in business, we are part of the community. >> he came here from puerto rico 30 years ago as an intern at the department of labour. today, he owns an i.t. company. he has $14 million in revenue. as an hispanic business owner, he is part of a trend. >> these businesses are growing and growing. >> according to new census data, the number of hispanic-owned b
." and national start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for -- nationals start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for surgery today. he is not expected to return to action for at least a year. when abc 7 news at noon continues, another public plea from the incumbent mayor adrian fenty's wife as a motion takes on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," christina storyteller: little miss muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. along came a burglar who broke into her home, and ransacked the place making off with several valuable tuffets. fortunately, geico had recently helped her with homeowners insurance. she got full replacement on her tuffets. the burglar was later captured when he was spotted with whey on his face. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost tr
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
or political spectacle? still to come some of stephen colbert's testimony on captiol hill. >>> and why sometimes it is a good idea to pack your own parachute. seriously. the story is up connection next. >>> the sixth amendment of the constitution garns you the right to a speedy trial. but lawyers for the man accused of stabbing five people in michigan say they don't need one. hi is also suspected in three stabbings in lees bug, another in ohio. he is facing a murder count and five attempted murder charges in michigan. >>> in belgium, headlines are filled with the details of a trial surrounding a deadly love triangle. a 26-year-old woman is charged with cutting the parachute of her 88-year-old romantic rival -- 38-year-old romantic rival. both women were in love with the parachuter and they were jumping together but the woman's parachute didn't open. >>> students a at the university of virginia spent the day talking to each other trying to stop violence around them. the dialogue was spur bad think myrrh of love. a series of discussions about campus safety and violence prevention highlig
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
was struck in silver springs last night. stephen, what have you learned? >> we spoke with a man who says he is the victim's cousin. she is a 24-year-old woman from guatemala. she flew through the air and landed underneath that black truck across the street. tonight, that woman is fighting for her life. police are looking for a hit- and-run driver. citizens of this community wants something done to get the cars to slowdown. it happened a little after 8:00 p.m.. the woman had either just crossed the street or was about to cross when a small, dark car hit her with such force that witnesses say they saw her fly through the air. she landed underneath a truck, parked some 30 feet from the point of impact. >> she was thrown. they could not have drugged her. she was from. >> the vehicle vanished. fast-moving cars are a common sight along this stretch. they say some motorists ignore the pedestrian sign. >> some cars make a stop but some cars never do is stop. >> the hit-and-run took place across the street from an elementary school. jose worries about his little girl and the other children who lived
expire, every income level would expect significant tax increases next year. >>> stephen colbert is set to testify on capitol hill today. why he is considered an expert witness. >>> what may have sparked a raging fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
are preparing to give glen beck a run for his money. >> jon stewart and stephen colbert are bringing their special brand of humor to the nation appear capital. >> will thomas discovered since last week's announcement thousands of people are answering that call. >> for tonight, i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall to the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: dueling rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> i asked my students in class today out of 20 students, 20 said they were going to that rally. why? because they feel that the only people on television would call politicians out if their misstatements, him okay risies, mistruths or sort of weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: the rallies are scheduled thrust just three days before the u.s. congressional mid-term elects. seen some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might otherwise have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> wha
at 4:00 this afternoon on the skyramps north of the shopping ccnter in bethesda. myrrnda stephens joins ussto tell us how it happened. >> we learned one person killed in the crash was the drivee of the bus. of hanover pennsylvania. scene. federal investigators are getting involved. to figure out what went wrong. >> the images are frightening. people. including children aad parents. plunges off the washington beltway and lands 45 feet below, on to interstate 270. >> they entered the hov flyover, and the bus somehow or another left the roadway. >> state police say one person was killed innthe crash. 12 others hurt. rescue crews had to cut out four people that were trapped. two of them with life threatening injuries. officials say because of wherr tte bus landed they also did a search using canineeunits. >>well, the us landed, it landed on the non-highway side of the jersey wall. there is a lot of vegetation in that area. we needed to make sure that from the bus. >> the 26 passenger bus operated by wolf us lines, a company based in york county pennsylvania. %-that overseee busee, company
''e getting a better idea tonight of what thh scary mooents were like in thh hospital. myranda stephens standing y %-with some of the initial 911 calls now. myranda? >>well, jeff, for the first time, we are hearing thoseú initial calls for help, as people reactee to yesttrday's frightening ordeal. here at johhs hopkins hospital. >> 911, we need 911. shooting..3 >> the calls were frantic as patients and workers inside of johns hopkins hospital feared for their lives. %-we heard shooting.? and people screaming..3 we arr barricade. >> police release the initial 911 calls from thursday morning shoottng at the hospital. when a man opened fire on a doctor. >> how many ssots did you hear? >> i was standing right there and a physician went down. >> he went down where? >> nelson eight. >> buttthe most telling ppone call may haveecome from a patient that heard the gunshoo from outssde of her door. >> i am in 877. our door is shut tight. >> can you see if anyone s shot. >> no, but the nurses are out there. and they are saying get a stretcher fast. %->> the ordeal ended after neay four hours. bu
bump this up to c- span 1. >> stephen colbert bring some comedy to congress. he addresses the issue of illegal immigration. illegal immigration. [ monkey cheeps ] [ male announcer ] a bath becomes even more pleasurable when you know that your water is being heated in an environmentally- conscious way while saving you hundreds of dollars on your water-heating energy bill. the geospring water heater from ge with advanced hybrid technology. heating the water in your home any other way is just going to seem primitive. [ monkey cheeps ] ♪ maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last. alert --ight's medical a new report on global obesity suggests the world is getting fatter and americans are leading the pack. that report comes from the organization for economic cooperation and development finds the americans at the heaviest of the richest countries about -- which is countries. about 33% of the adults in the country are obese. they are calling of the food industry for advertising unhealthy foods for children. don't forget -- healthy days begin monday. meet me at city hall to w
stephen colbert will be considered an expert on agriculture. why he testifies before congress. >> fresh off his experience in t gulf. retired admiral thad allen bringing important lessons to students. >> and next, capitals fans will get their chance to go behind >>> the capitals and pittsburgh penguins get ready for the winter classic at heinz field. hbo will follow the two teams around and air four hourlong epides. they will feature behind the scenes of the caps and pens and leading up to the 2011 winter classic. for those of you who need their hockey fix, do not worry. hard to believe opening night for washington is just two weeks away. >>> unbelievable. comedian stephen colbert will be on capitol hill today. he is set to testify on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he focused on the united farm workers take our job. he and jon stewart will hold dualing rallies on the national mall. >>> and what happens in michelle rhee leaves her job for d.c. schools. >>> and virginia carries out the rare execution of a woman. >>> and news for metro Ñq four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired a
he said congress has not budgeted it to pay for it. >>> stephen colbert has arrived in washington, d.c., one week ahead of his rally on the mall. the ufw launched a campaign in june to replace illegal immigrants on farms. >>> the decision yet on michelle rhee as she held talks with and some grain today. gray said they had a philosophical discussion about public education. gray said he will not make any personnel decisions until after the november elections. >>> the choice of pregnancy, with the discomfort with morning sickness. new research says most remedies do not work. expectant mothers might have to wait it out. >> this woman, a blessing of children is also a curse. >> as much as i love having kids, i do not tolerate pregnancy. >> has three children and expects another one in five months. with each pregnancy, she has been sent from morning until night for the entire term. >> i navigated my pathways to people caught desks by keeping an eye on their trash cans. >> research shows of all the tried methods for relief not much works. the study looked at treatments ranging from ginger,
was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert. sunny hoyer called it inappropriate and a quote embarrassment to colbert. and now here's an early look. the dow opened at 10,860. the s&p rose 10 points and the nasdaq added 54. in tokyo the nikkei rose 130 points while in hong kong the hang seng jumped to 121. >>> the dow on track for its best september since 1954. the big question will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies which way the economic data swings. 'll get an update on consumer confidence and spending and a fresh look at home prices. auto data seams for september is also due and should be a little higher this month. coming up on thursday, wall street will get another reading on just how much the economy grew in the second quarter with another look at gross domestic product. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner will be meeting for the first time this week. the goal will be to find ways for fiscal responsibility and financial reform. >>> hyundai has issued a voluntary recall of 140,000 sedan over potential stee
blue's most infamous flight attendant is flying solo. stephen slater quit his job during the airline and later got fed up and made a dramatic exit. he opened up the emergency chute and slid down and later arrested and charged with two felonies. >> sunday postal officials unveiled its stamp that features a pore trait of mother teresa. the stamp was unveiled at the sline of the immaculate conception in d.c., and you can start buying the stamps tomorrow. >> beautiful morning for you. and nice outside. >> a little bit later coming up on good morning, washington, picking up the tab for public school teachers used to paying out of pocket. >> first a check of weather and traffic every 10 minutes, you're watching good morning, washington. >> all right. 4:52 now and time for another which can on this labor day weather we're seeing. nice and cool out. >> i love it. i wish. i hope it stays this way. adam caskey, tell me it will. >> well, labor day weekend is one of the best weekends here in washington. book ending the summer. fantastic, and we deserve it. 53 in hagerstown. winchester's 5 . nice
, a baltimore city principal. >> and stephen colbert went to capitol hill to make crucial statements on immigration reform. >> the live h.d. doppler radar. the satellite imaginary is in here, too. they don't show up all that well. you can see a couple sprinkles up around west virginia into pennsylvania. behind that, in ohio and just into west virginia, western west virginia, just west of the mountains, there is a cool front. it reaches down into tennessee. the rain is much more vigorous down in tennessee, mississippi, and alabama than it is this far north. when the front comes through, you have to make changes. that's all right. if we get out of the 90's and only be in the 70's or 80's over the weekend, that will be a step in the right direction anyway. let's look at the current readings outside. it is warm this for this time of year. humidity still up in. 66%. 29.87 the pair metric fresh. that's low. it has been showing a falling tendency for the past couple hours. that front still is west of us and moving in. southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. litter winds become more westerly and
for last winter's blizzard. fema has given the state $30 million. >> political jokes aside stephen colbert is speaking up for the first time on immigration reform. hear what he had to say to congress coming up. >> and star let lindsay lohan is not behind bars despite being sentenced to a month behind bars. find out how another judge's ruling made it possible. >> the insta-weather plus >> our radar hasn't been very active over the last few weeks. not much going on. some clouds are going to be producing clouds and rain, and in this case, there is a band of clouds moving into the metro area now. radar showing a couple of sprinkles, and i'm not even sure that's hitting the ground. at least as moist as the air is, you can see very little blue or green activity here on the screen soshted with the clouds coming in. so rain is not the thing. but when the cool front approaching, it is going to knock the temperatures down. although we are warm right now. 72 at the airport, inner harbor 76, and for september, you know, i mean, we're getting close to october here. that's pretty warm for this time ever
known as stephen strasburg but dan y espinoza is expected to be part of the nationals future for years to come. he made his first career start today. he also got his first career home run. niger morgan back in the lineup after appealing his previous eight-game suspension. he could be out for 15 games. he's here in center field making the nice catch on the little knuckleball. he's telling everybody about it. you see that thing moving all other the place, but i still made the case. top three, danny espinosa going the other way and this one is gone. the first big league home run of danny's career, puts the nationals up 1-0. bottom five, nationals down 5-1. a rough night for starting pitcher lavon hernandez. leaves it up for pedro alvarez and he takes it all the way to the wall. two runs score. he gives up eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. help is on the way, call the bullpen. nationals fall 8-5 to pittsburgh. >>> stephen strasburg did have successful tommy john surgery in l.a. today. it could be four months before he picks up a baseball and a year to a year and a half before he returns
dismissed television analyst rob dibble. >> he was sharply critical of stephen strasburg and after he was removed from his final start. rob dibble said the strasbourg needed to suck it up. it was later revealed that stephen strasburg would need surgery. >> the redskins played in arizona. guys still fighting for a spot on the roster. albert haynesworth will see a lot of playing time tonight and could then be deactivated for the opener against dallas as he and mike shanahan stourton of their differences. >> it never ends, it seems like. >>> 74 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> we will go back to silver spring for the deadly hostage standoff at the discovery building. >> i am steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center in. another hot and humid day is on ole. we will look at if the extended forecast for the holiday weeken ♪ [ male announcer ] new inventory. ♪ new equipment. new trucks. new hires. ♪ new space. ♪ new markets. achievement seizes new opportunity. go to pnc.com/businessloans to see how we can help your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all
for good, that story coming up. >>> plus comedy on capitol hill, stephen colbert faces off with lawmakers. did members of congress appreciate his humor? >> really hot. you know that, though, but a cooldown is coming for the weekend. we'll have your complete forecast, some rain ahead, too. >>> but first a quick check of our rundown, friday night six minutes past the hour. hang tight. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. ÷1x0x0÷1÷1÷?÷??? >>> the developer of a controversial mosque near ground zero will be in our area next month. sheriff al gamal will speak at a fundraiser for the council on islamic american relations in arlington october 9th. he made headlines after news broke he wanted to turn this building near ground zero into an islamic center. >>> comedian stephen colbert was on capitol hill today. he was invited to testify at a house subcommittee hearing today because he volunteered to work as a migrant worker for one day. the fake newsman testified in character about illegal immigration and migrant farming in a way only he could. >> america's farms are
to the leader of iran. >> live, and then high- definition, this is abc seven news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy central to
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> you hear jon stewart and stephen colbert would bring a big crowd. now a bigger crowd is expected for their dueling rallies next month on the national mall. >> the construction projects some residents say is turning into a nightmare. >> 73 degrees. it's going to feel a lotlike summer today. stay with us for your weather and traffic to the on the 1s. right here in this neighborhood, i grew up lening strong families and hard wk means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tou times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the mber of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now hav the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity invery neighborhd, i know that we must do even better. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
. it happens in arlington, and montgomery county. >>> stephen colbert is on capitol hill this afternoon. he wrapped up his testimony before the judiciary committee on the subject of march -- migrant farmworkers. he testified in character about what he calls his vast knowledge of the subject. >> congresswomen lofgren asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this complicated issue. i hope that my star power can't bump this hearing all the way up to cspan-1. >>> he recently spent a day picking vegetables on a farm in new york. >>> global leaders including president obama made in new york city for the united nations general assembly. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is making most of the headlines incurring the wrath of western nations. he has said the u.s. should release eight iranian prisoners being held here much like american hiker who was released last week from iran. >> i don't work with the government. i don't have any control over these things. i don't really have an opinion. i want this to b
in to the standoff at the discovery channel. >>> plus, our pitcher, stephen strasburg's surgery is underway. we will tell you when he is expected to take the mound again. >>> but first more heated words exchanged between the two democratic rivals for dc mayor. their latest debate ended an hour ago. some damaging allegations against both candidates. we'll be right >>> dc's two democratic mayoral candidates debated this morning on fox 5 wttg news. an a key.of con transportation was ethics. allegations of cronyism against mayor fenty, awarding city contracts to his fraternity brothers and fenty levied ethic violations against council chair vin isn't gray. >> you will never hear him talk about, for example, the contractor that had $3 million in contracts before the city who's doing personal work on his house where he refused to recause himself from the votes. you won't hear him talk about the two times the board of elections and ethics has opened up investigations on him. >> we want to get on with the business of the district of columbia, but $82 million in contracts is a huge sum of money, than re
the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not ruled it out. >>> some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. >>> a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. >>> and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. >>
humidity. >> very nice. thank you. >>> washington nationals mckee a stephen strasburg is getting ready for a trip to california, but not for a game. he will have surgery on his injured right elbow friday. afterwards he will spend time recovering at a clinic in san diego, his hometown. if the operation will sideline him for more than a year. meanwhile, good news from redskins park. quarterback donovan mcnabb if it is expected to play in the season opener against dallas. that match-up is a week from sunday at fedex field. he is plagued by soreness in his sprained left ankle, but he is responding to treatment. when we continue, and iphone boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save
the gas escaped. stephen slater's dramatic exit was his last at jetblue. the airline carrier announced slater no longer works for the company. last month slater gained national attention after hitting the plane's emergency chute and sliding out with two beers. he got frustrated after a passenger hit him and refused to apologize. he faces criminal charges, including criminal mischief and recless endangerment. >> as the east coast enjoys a beautiful hurricane weekend, the worst hurricane earl dealt was to businesses in new england. it only grazed much of the eastern seaboard but caused many to rethink their travel plans. it caused relatively little damage but it is being blamed for a death in nova scotia where it brought hurricane-force winds and driving rain. forecasters are turning their attention to the gul of mexico where a tropical depression is forming, and it could become tropical storm hermin later today. it's bringing heavy rains and possible flooding to southern texas. let's bring in tom kierein. this has been an active season so far. man. >> this is the peak of our season too,
ker the leader at -- snedeker is at 12 under. >>> stephen strasburg is out of the hospital after surgery on his elbow friday. nats gm said it was successful and strasburg came through it with flying colors. he will be out. 12 to 18 months. of course tonight at 11:00 we will have the full list of 22 down to 53 players. >> okay. all right. >>> your family is visiting from st. louis? >> yeah. >> going to take them out to dinner and spend big movie. what kind of weather are they going to have? >> that makes this one good. on his wallet. clear skies, very nice. light wind. we're really looking at a nice evening. it will get a little chilly by morning. in fact, low 50s in some areas. upper 40s in the suburbs. >> okay. high of 81 tomorrow. >> thanks a lot. >> thank you for watching. we will see you back here at 11:00. bye. the following is a paid advertisement for time life's music collection.
helping of sarcasm. some lawmakers reactioning to the testimony by stephen colbert last week. steny hoyer of maryland called it inappropriate and an embarrassment and that he thought the visit was more of an embarrassment to colbert than the house. we have all the testimony. if you would like to watch it, it is on myfoxdc.com. >>> possible running back controversy brew with the redskins perhaps. dave ross is here to break it down. >>> and then the new leg of the wilson bridge project is complete this morning. coleing up, we'll talk live with the project manager about what you can expect when you hit the roads. this is ahead of schedule by the way. >>> kennedy this morning all ready for the rain. he is fining it tough to get out of bed. seem like fall came upon us overnight. oh, kennedy. oh, he went away. we'll have an update forecast. just getting the cameras ready for that forecast. >> sorry. >> he is doing what a left us wish we were doing, snoozing. spectator slowdown -- what a lot of us wish we were -- he is doing what a lot of us wish we were doing, snoozing. building wind farms and
. >>> still ahea toght stephen colbert cracks up congress today. how he added a little sarcasm to the serious subject of immigration reform. >>> it's called the judgment room. a local company gives interns five minutes to sell themselves. the real test happens the second they step through door. >>> plus, a man uses an unusual weapon to scare away a bear. a story that will leave you >>> residents are onlert after wake up to find a bear roaming the streets. it was spotted here hillard street riht behind the john pool middle school. bear sightings are not uncommon in maryland but official with the state's department of natural resources say the sightingshave been up in recent year they say people should get bears distance and respectful not food. >>> brewing beer under a full moon and some seniors e hoping they have all the right moves to make it as a miami heat dancer. all stories that make you say what? there's a bear in mtana who might be just as scared of vegetables as young kids. the other night a woman let her dogs outside but noticed a bear coming down the hill. sh screamed and the bear s
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saying. >> not in this case. i'm a little biased because cuomo is a great guy. >>> has stephen colbert delivered his last joke on capitol hill? testimony from the comedian may have banned him from life. >>> a day after her first gubernatorial debate, meg whitman confronts a political firestorm after allegations she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant. first we're bracing for severe weather. here is bill karins with the latest. >> as advertised, a rough morning commute. already have flash flood warnings around d.c. tornado watch from philadelphia southward. new york city not looking pretty. this picture behind me in times square shows it. heavy in and tropical downpours in the city. there's a look at times square. only going to get worse as we go through out the day. this is a 24-hour event. the storm system is located in the carolinas and all of the moisture is coming straight up like this. it's going to rush all the way through the heavy populated areas especially from new york city south wards down through d.c. i mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just sout
. >>> glenn beck getting a run for his money. jon stewart and stephen colbert bringing their human to the nation's capital, calling america to join them on the national mall. thousands are already on board. will thomas has the details. >> reporter: for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. >> i am calling for the nation to join me on the washington mall for the march to keep fear alive. >> reporter: duly rallies the same day. comedy network stars jon stewart and stephen colbert offer viewers alternatives. >> well i asked my students in class today, out of 20 students, 20 said they are going to the rally. why? because they feel the only people on television that call politicians out for their misstatements or mistruths or weak logic are stephen colbert and jon stewart. >> reporter: this is scheduled three days before the mid-term elections. even some democratic strategists question whether the effort will keep those away who might have volunteered to get the vote out that weekend. >> instead of siphoning them off, you might mobilize them and get them interested and get the
beck versus reverend al sharpton. now it's jon stewart and stephen colbert and wait until you hear how many people may be coming to their rallies. >>> cutting your power bill might be as easy as making a phone call coming up next. >>> katy perry booted off sesame street, find out why the singer's duet with elmo who by the way is pantsless is getting cut from the show. >>> first some trouble for a diabetes med. neil cavuto has that and more in -- medicine. neil cavuto has that and more in your business report. >> more hits to the labor market, bristol-myers squibb cutting 850 jobs handing out the pink slip over the next six months. weekly jobless claims, 12,000 more americans filing for unemployment checks, around 4 1/2 million people continuing to get jobless benefits. the dow dropping almost 77 points, nasdaq and s&p losing ground. meantime sales of preowned homes are rising 7.6% in august from month the before, but sales compared to last august falling almost 20% when mortgage rates were actually a lot higher and some trouble for diabetes medicine. the food and drug administration re
. >> plus, why stephen colbert may testify before congress tomorrow. >> also, the temperatures are not fall-ing. tom is talking about some near record highs. weather and traffic ahead. >>> and next, also on the way up, prices at starbucks. >>> well yo nonfat no foam, no whip, no shoes no service mocha might soon be costing you a lile more. starbucks announced that it will rase prices on what it calls labor intensive beverages. the reason is price increases of green arabica coffee as well as other raw ingredients like dairy, sugar and cocoa. as for those of you who just enjoy plain, old, small black coffee don't wory. starbucks officials say those prices will stay the same around $1.50. just don't call it a small. >> and what's the fun of dering just a coffee when you can say all that stuff? >> rattle it off. >> tom doesn't even drink coffee. >> i got the caffeine monkey off myack ten years ago. now he's on our director's back and causing problemin the control room this morning. ll, good morning, as we get going on this thursday morning, whether you need a caffeine jolt or not, it is a mild
the weekend by a car. stephen tschida is live at the accident scene. >> 30-year-old natasha pettigrew was a politician and avid cyclist. she was run down early sunday morning. her mother is afraid maryland state law will protect the woman who ran over her daughter. the woman who said she killed natasha pettigrew maintains she thought she hit an animal even though she dragged her bicycle for miles. the victim's mother doubts the woman will face a punishment. >> [unintelligible] >> she called police hours after hitting natasha pettigrew when she spotted a bicycle under her car. >> it took you four hours to go to your car to discover there is a bicycle under your car. >> the case is under investigation, but her mother returned to the scene. she is grieving for her daughter and worrying about the lot of protecting the woman who killed her. a prosecutor must prove gross negligence or some intent to kill in order to charge and convict. >> no one is charged with this crime because proving it is so hard. >> if you shoot them and kill them what is the difference? >> her friend clean up debris
participate in every local primary. >> steny hoyer thanks, a central host stephen colbert to embarrass himself during his appearance before congress on friday. if he was invited to testify before was the judiciary subcommittee on undocumented farm worker spens. he spent a day working in the field. >> ike leggett warned of more possible budget cuts to prepare for a 10-15 reduction in their budgets -- 10%-15% reductions. a $200 million shortfall expected. >>> rainy monday morning, 64 degrees. saturday was like the millage summer. then sunday was like a new season overnight. and >>> it will feel like fall next weekend. there's a 100% chance of rain today. >> we need it. >>> >> 100%. it's great. live super doppler radar. we have a lot of road spray and wet roads. rainshowers not everywhere. most of the beltway escaping the showers at this time, but we will have more. getting a little break here and there. most of the downpours are on the eastern shore and over baltimore. glen burnie north into baltimore's when we have yellow -- will we have yellow, that is moderate rain. if we have an inch in bow
thirds of home kitchens received a grade of a or b. it can lead to illness. >>> stephen strasburg eric is going to have tommy john surgery on his injured right elbow today in los angeles. they give him a good chance of a full recovery. he will be out at least a year. preseason cames' to close last night with a 20-10 loss against arizona. most of the starters sat out. it was a battle for backup jobs. there were few highlights. >> there is a touchdown. >> richard bartell and terence austin "the up for the honaker -- hooked up for the only touchdown. albert haynesworth had no comment. >> we will go back to ocean city for the latest on the track of the storm and a timeline and we will check the situation for north carolina. they are already seeing the effects there. >> we have new perspective from the frontlines during the wednesday standoff at the discovery building. i will have a live report coming up. >> i am in the belfort furniture weather center. a few sprinkles outside right now, but have an absolutely beautiful week what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save.
brant. >> stephen strasburg will have surgery on his right elbow. the surgery will be in los angeles. recuperation will be 12-18 months. chances of a full recovery are listed as 80% to 92%. jordan zimmerman through nine strikeouts, gave up one. in the bottom of the tents, a single to left field. here comes dadullah. the slide, the tag, the marlins wheaton, 1-0,. the redskins played the cowboys a week from sunday at fedex field. the main concern, donovan mcnabb, ankle, but responding to treatment. he should be able to practice next week in preparation for the dallas coppola's, which means he will play. have a great day, everybody. >>> 74 degrees on this wednesday morning. the news continues at 5:30. >> still ahead in the next half- hour, a controversial plan to keep children from loitering in chinatown. >> we are live in the weather center on this wednesday, tracking category three >>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> people are still getting ready for the big one. >> on the coast, people are getting ready for whatever hurricane earl throws their way
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
such as a flop the year and a missing lower front tooth. stephen cheetah, abc-7 news. >> thank you, steven. a man has pled guilty to animal cruelty charges after leaving his dog in a hot minivan. he left the dogs while he toured a museum. the smaller dog died and the beagle was treated for heat stroke. he was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and one-year probation. >> a casino opened for business three days ahead of schedule. the employees and the state are betting on slots and maryland. >> that was the welcome to the hordes of people that flocked to the casino 30 mi. north of the baltimore beltway today. some told us that they did feel lucky. >> of one about $500 today. i am not finished yet. >> it is nice. this place is nice. >> after years of politics, the slots parlor opened its doors three days early at 8:00 a.m.. the manager says the business is already good. >> it has been a great start to the day. it started with a line at about 7:30 a.m.. >> this was the soft opening before thursday's grand opening and he did not allow us to shoot video inside the casino. there are 1500 slot ma
sitting out the cowboys final preseason game. the announcers were yelling. backup stephen mcgee gets to start as qg against miami 2nd quarter play action. mcgee with the long ball and he hooks up with sam huard for the 43-yard touchdown. dallas wins 27-25, but it's preseason. that doesn't mean jack. raiders visiting the rams in the preseason. sam bradford hooking up with tight end billy bajema for the score, bradford 6-6, 58 yards. 2nd quarter ravens down 14-0. there's an interception but allebee a showoff. then he hesitates at the goal line. that's going to get you some issues with john harbaugh who lets him know. son, let me explain a couple things to you. you want to wear the purple? you don't showcase like that. anyway ravens lose 27-21. >>> nyjer morgan on a heck of a run, last week suspended seven days for hitting a fan with a ball in philly. he's appealing that. saturday he was dropped to eighth in the lineup and ran into cardinals catcher brian anderson own though there was not a throw home. he missed home plate, was called out for contact and separated anderson's shoulder. t
. how word loses to holy cross. catholic, 16-13 winner over shenandoah. >>> baseball now. stephen strasburg is out of the hospital after his surgery on his elbow friday. mike ri zoe said it was successful. his teammates in pittsburgh, the man who couldn't wait to catch strasburg early they're year,rodriguez. one of 15 swats by the nats tonight. they won 9-2. >>> soccer action, this is the kind of year it's been for d.c. united. simply, the win. columbus wins it 1-0. d.c. united loses 1-0. >>> finally, and finally, let's get tennis. tracy trying to continue her run at the u.s. open tonight. tough assignment against sharapova. first set she loses and second set she loses. 6-0, 6-0, the run is over, but a pretty good run for a local young lady. sharapova too much today. down to 53 now for the redskins. >> players cut, they get to keep their jerseys with their names on the back? >> good question. i don't think so. they get a goody bag maybe. >>> recap for us? >> a little cool in the morning but a beautiful sunny day tomorrow. absolutely splendid. >> thanks a lot. have a good night, ev
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